Welcome! I'm Shawna, an on-location natural light photographer from Kent, WA serving the greater Seattle and South Sound area. My passion is for birth photography! In birth or family sessions, I strive to capture details and the spontaneous moments that truly reflect the beauty in your life, and that you will treasure for ever. Sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy my musings, or better yet - pop me an email and introduce yourself. I love meeting new people!

The Engagement Mini

Lauren and Brian are engaged! I happen to know Lauren through knitting and was so excited when she shared the big news. A Holiday Mini Session turned out to be just what they needed for engagement photos!

The rain had JUST stopped before their shoot, so I ran right over from the cafe session I was doing to meet them at the park. The trees were still sneezing on us as we tromped up and down the muddy hills, and these guys were superstars about it!

Apart from all the love in the air, my favorite thing about engagement sessions is getting a glimpse of just how gorgeous the bride will be. Lauren was absolutely beautiful, and I cannot wait to see her on her wedding day.

Brian's daughter, Elaine, joined us as well. She is so sweet and so funny, and I wished I'd had an entire session with them together. They're such a fun group. Thanks so much for a great mini session!

***Don't forget to leave them good wishes here on the blog! When this post reaches 20 comments, they get a free 8x10. Woohoo!!***

P.S. Next week is a great big week - two chances to join me in Seattle at Artist & Craftsman. Tuesday at 5:30 for the first of three photo classes and again on Friday for the opening of the U-District Art Walk!

P.P.S. Who's as excited as I am about Harry Potter? Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Jennifer Perko –   – (November 12, 2010 at 4:29 AM)  

Absolutely gorgeous photos. They look great!

Amy  – (November 12, 2010 at 6:17 AM)  

Awesome photos! My favorite is the 3rd one :)

The Wood Family  – (November 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM)  

Very Cute couple.

YAY for Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle  – (November 12, 2010 at 8:05 AM)  

These are great pictures and look like they are having so much fun.

Anonymous –   – (November 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM)  

Lovely setting and lovely couple. Congrats!

Aunt Donna

larissa –   – (November 12, 2010 at 1:17 PM)  

Great pics! Thanks for sharing :)

ken / dad –   – (November 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM)  

what smiles! lovely setting.

Nederlass  – (November 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM)  

What a cute couple. Love it. :)
Congrats again, guys!

Anonymous –   – (November 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM)  

So happy they did this.....the photos help preserve a very special time in their lives


ginny/mom –   – (November 12, 2010 at 7:07 PM)  

So glad they did this. The photos will help them always remember this special time in their lives.

Anonymous –   – (November 13, 2010 at 6:31 AM)  

Congratulations to you both, I am so excited to spend a weekend in April in Seattle celebrating with you!!!! xoxo - Katie

Laura  – (November 13, 2010 at 7:32 PM)  

Lovely! Love seeing happy couples!!

liz depuydt  – (November 14, 2010 at 2:56 PM)  

beautiful images you captured, shawna! glad you got to do this for my little brother!

Yoga Mama  – (November 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM)  

Congratulatons!!! We are so happy for you.

The Kimseys

Carol in St Louis! –   – (November 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM)  

Brian and Lauren...these are great. What pretty pics. Love the one of the 3 of you! Looks as though you had a wonderful time taking them, too.
Good work, Shawna! I'm the one who met you at Chesterfield Mall in St Louis, lots of years ago!!

Erin Wapelhorst –   – (November 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM)  

You two look great together! Those are the exact words Brian wrote in our wedding card almost 5 years ago. I absolutely loved it and will never forget it. It couldnt be more true for you two now! So many congratulations to you!

Anonymous –   – (November 20, 2010 at 9:03 PM)  

Oh, Brian, I remember you as a little guy and here you are with two beautiful ladies in your life. Course, I 'member my own as wee ones and everybody got older. What joy and love must emanate from this! Ginny and Ken are bursting too! The pics are fabulous. Bev [& Dick] H.

Sharee –   – (February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM)  

Lauren you look absolutely beautiful.. I'm so happy for you and Brain.. I'm so excited for the wedding...:)

Tara Gowland –   – (October 2, 2011 at 11:04 PM)  

Just seeing these now Lauren! Congrats again! Tara (PS we are the 20th comment :)

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